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Mission Statement
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge
programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.


Moviemaker Magazine's Coolest Film Fest

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival named one of "MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals on the Planet"

SFIFF has made the list of the top 25 coolest general film festivals on the planet, and will be covered in this month's issue of Moviemaker magazine alongside Tribeca film Festival and San Francisco international film Festival. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival thanks everyone who voted and we were overwhelmed by all the generous support.


The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival screens the most thought provoking independent films from all over the globe. Become a part of the fastest growing Film Festival in the southwest, in New Mexico's fastest growing industry.

2013 Awards

Non-Juried Award Winners
John Waters American Filmmaker Award
Wes Studi American Actor Award
Best Narrative Feature- This Is Where We Live directed by Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca
Best Documentary Feature- Tapia directed by Eddie Alcazar

Premiere & Official Sponsors

Lensic Performing Arts Center CCA Jean Cocteau Cinema Inn & Spa at Loretto Fandor Garson Studios Santa Fe Arts Commission New Mexico Arts SFUAD studio x website design HBO Warehouse 21 Santa Fe Reporter
Partial funding provided by the City of Santa Fe 1% Lodgers Tax

Partners & Sponsors